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Liberal Arts in the 21st Century: Core Values or Value Added?

Tue., Nov. 26, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Liberal Arts in the 21st Century: Core Values or Value Added?
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 7:00 pm
Regina Public Library Central Branch, RPL Theatre, 2311 12th Avenue, Regina

The Liberal Arts mission - to create critical thinkers with a breadth and depth of knowledge across several disciplines - is central to the identity and purpose of comprehensive universities such as the University of Regina. In the 21st century, the vitality of this mission will depend in part on convincing students, parents, employers, government decision makers and the public at large of the value of the Liberal Arts. What’s the best way to make the case for a Liberal Arts education?

Says panelist Eldon Soifer (Department of Philosophy, University of Regina): "A Liberal Arts education is a transformative experience that fosters values such as curiosity, self-reflection and critical thinking as ends in themselves.”

Says panelist Jason Childs (Department of Economics, University of Regina): “A Liberal Arts education provides value for students and society at large by training students in skills - such as problem solving and communication - that are increasingly important to the needs of a 21st century economy.”

Join us for this lively discussion! Each guest speaker will have a chance to talk briefly before the floor is opened to debate and to questions from the audience. We want to hear YOUR views - all are welcome to come and share their thoughts!

For more information see event website or contact 306-585-4226.